Gasoline For Everybody
Production, refining and distribution of gasoline.
Production Company Audio ProductionsAudio/Visual sound, B&W
November 28, 2014
"Hi ya Joe...Fill er up wit ethyl"
Now I know where the term "ethyl" came from (the 1950's - early 1960's form of "premium").
Nice film, easy to grasp the idea. Made in those ebuliant days just after the end of that nasty war.
Not really sure who this was aimed at, though.
Wilford B. Wolf
September 6, 2005
At the end of the gasoline age
Straight, if a bit dry, explaination of how gasoline is refined from 1947, presented by the Ethyl Corporation. Unlike most corporate films, this one does not tout the sponsers product in particular, though it does enthuse about how wonderful all the gasoline engines in transportation are. This is perhaps because the sponser only makes additives to the gasoline rather than market the product directly. The film covers exploration at a time that US did all of its drilling domestically and the various types of refining of the resulting crude oil. As with many films that are found in this archive, the presented information is still largely valid, though I think some of the promised effeciencies at the end by the narrator have perhaps altered the process slightly. However, the basics are easy enough to understand and the sponser plug is kept to a minimum.
September 17, 2003
Why Thank You Very Much!
This very boring, unless gas processes excite you to bits, about how the many different types of automobile gasses are made, starts off cute but gets technical in a hurry, by showing us how crude oil can be turned into gas by the cracking method, straight method and the ethyl method. Strictly ho-hum for us non-tekkie types.